Written by Allie Sampson
Photographed by Sydnee Mela
The Cageless Birds are excited to announce the upcoming debut album by our very own Molly Kate Skaggs! Molly has been part of the Cageless Birds community for over five years and has been giving her life to community, discipleship and serving the sound of countless people on this land. In addition to playing piano with Jonathan and Melissa, Molly has been leading music collectives during the 18 Inch Journey Phase I and Phase II schools, as well as leading interns and teaching them to cultivate their sound. She has supported so many songwriters and musicians by lending her ears, ideas and musical talent to their projects and we could not be more excited to announce that this is her season! Molly’s sound is rich and warm, saturated with the sound of family and the tenderness of a life deeply imprinted with the mark of Love. We feel so much of the delight and anticipation of the Father as He is dreaming into this sound of His heart permeating the earth!
It is Molly’s dream to craft this album with excellence and to steward the sound of her life well. In order to make this project into a reality, we are joyfully asking for your help! On February 1st we will launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Molly’s first album. Our goal is to raise $16,000 to cover production costs, paying guest musicians, mixing and mastering the project, travel expenses, and other miscellaneous costs. Anything else raised above this amount will go toward any remaining production costs and will serve as seed money that will directly go toward other musical projects that our collective is dreaming into for the future.
Many of you have been moved by the sound of Molly’s heart through the songs “Invitation” and “Love Come to Life” on the Live at Home record, as well as her accompaniment on many of Jonathan and Melissa’s albums and in person at worship events. We are asking you to joyfully consider partnering with us to transform this dream into a reality and to release Molly’s sound into the world. Please visit her Kickstarter Campaign and be sure to check out all of the amazing perks from our community! Thank you for considering investing in the sound of our community and into Molly’s story! We can't do this without you!